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774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
+1 617-262-3023
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (56 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (34 reviews)
“foie gras” (36 reviews)
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French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to L'Espalier for over 6 years and what we used to take for granted as one of the best destination in Boston for the total dining experience is no more. It used to be the reference for ambiance, service, presentation, and food...More

Thank ZPoodle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant because it was in the Boston magazine as the best French restaurant in Boston Food was tasty but not extraordinary Way overpriced Waiter behaved like a robot and was very snobbish. Only fabulously priced set menus No real choices Stay away! Go...More

1  Thank RupertFrancisBrooke
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Should Michelin come to Boston, this place is a sure bet for a star. Decor is modern, clean, sophisticated - beautiful. While we had several servers, Spencer C was impeccable in his approach, attentiveness and timing. We had the chef's 5 course and it was...More

Thank Mike16Chicago
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beautiful dining room. Small seating area for having a drink before dining. while it is expensive, the eating experience is one of the best in boston. The tastings are either 5 or 8 or the Journey and are priced at 108 to 208. We had...More

Thank J0hnPM10
Reviewed 29 August 2018

These are going to sound like nits. Because they are nits. But at $250 a head, you should get perfection. So; no valet parking; one cocktail was served cool instead of chilled; I had two of the classic "Aviation" cocktails, which were good, but a...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

It’s an amazing restaurant. Fine dining but the food and the experience you will have there is something beyond expectations. It’s good place to go and enjoy a good fine dining. I recommend this place for everyone visit.

Thank zuhair a
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating our 25th and the restaurant was celebrating its 40th. The elegance, simplicity of setting, paired with the sheer masterful creativity of the food made for an unforgettable experience. The expertise of the unpretentious, charming staff was irresistible. How did 3+ hours pass...More

Thank bassfinder
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We have been customers of the restaurant for many years, dating back to its previous location and always enjoyed our visits. however, something is now amiss. Let me start with the dress code.I received a confirmation of my reservation with a suggestion that jackets for...More

1  Thank william z
Reviewed 18 July 2018

My husband, Stu, and I had dined at L'Espalier years ago when it was still in the townhouse and highly esteemed it, so when we decided to fly up to Boston to celebrate his birthday I thought that it would be the perfect spot for...More

1  Thank BAM1113
Reviewed 17 July 2018

If I were to look at it as just another dinner, it would have been fine. But given the expectation it did not deliver.There were many, many errors throughout the meal, servers didn't know what dish they were describing, many items just lacked basic cooking...More

Thank JamesM12828
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14 November 2016|
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Response from Sallee L | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two could easily be $400. (Including moderately priced wine and tip. Worth every penny at least once before you die!!!÷ lol
14 November 2016|
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Response from mr_matin | Reviewed this property |
$850 for 2. Chefs table, 22 courses with wine pairings...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
    (Fairfield St.)
  • Public Transportation: Copley Square T
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-3023
  • E-mail
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